MATCH REPORT: Hampton & Richmond Borough 1-0 Chippenham Town | National League South | Tues 13th Sept 2022
This match saw referee Aaron Farmer take centre stage as he awarded the home side a penalty but turned down two blatant spot kicks for the Bluebirds.
On six minutes Noah Coppin advanced into the penalty area and appeared to be fouled but referee Farmer was not moved.
Three minutes later Will Henry thwarted Tommy Wood in a one on one after he had been set up following good work from Ade Shokunbi and Temi Babalola.
Eddie Jones then blocked an effort at the expense of a fruitless corner.
A free kick then found Will Richards behind the Beevers defence but he spooned his effort wide.
On eighteen minutes Luke Russe failed to take advantage after good work from Jordan Young.
At the other end Babalola failed to hit the target with a headed effort.
On twenty four minutes good work from Wood forced a Hampton corner from which Babolola was pushed in the box resulting in a penalty that Tommy Block converted.
A Hampton breakaway by Jake Gray three minutes before the break saw Henry again come out on top in a one on one with Wood.
In stoppage time the Bluebirds won two corners with the second seeing Will King drive wide.
Three minutes into the second half Young rounded home keeper Mark Smith and was brought down but again referee Farmer was unmoved and Richards was booked for his protests.
On fifty one minutes Richards blocked an effort from Shokunbi.
Tom Mehew then failed with a speculative effort from distance.
On the hour mark Russe’s effort went just over the bar.
A Chippenham corner then saw Russe’s headed effort hit a post.
Young for the Bluebirds and Wood for the Beevers were then off target with respective efforts.
Home substitute Stefan Ilic then saw his shot well saved by Henry.
Four minutes from time a Hampton corner saw the ball scrambled off the line.
A minute from time Grey was off target with an effort.
Chippenham: Will Henry, Eddie Jones, Will King (Aaron Simpson 64), Will Tizzard, Will Richards, Alefe D’Abadia (Joe Parker 80), Tom Mehew, Caine Bradbury, Luke Russe, Noah Coppin (Harvey Greenslade 64), Jordan Young subs not used: Callum Gunner, James Walker
Hampton & Richmond Borough: Mark Smith, Tommy Block, Ruaridh Donaldson, Tyrell Miller-Rodney, Tommy Wood, Jake Gray, Connor Curran-Browne (Stefan Ilic 69), Ade Shokunbi, Tommy Davis, Liam Vincent, Temi Babalola (Alfy Whittingham 64) subs not used: Brandon Barzey, Jay Hines, Zak Fraser-Grante
Ref: Aaron Farmer
Match Report by Wil Hulbert